Sight & Sound

Listen to the new Polar Bear Club song “Upstate Mosquito”

Rochester/Syracuse post-hardcore band Polar Bear Club have released the first song from their upcoming new album Death Chorus titled “Upstate Mosquito”.

The album is due November 19th on their freshly signed-to label Rise Records (who have signed almost every band under the sun in the past few years). Death Chorus is the follow up to their 2011 album Crash Battle Guilt Pride.

Are you feeling this new jam? What happened to their vocals? Where’s all the gruff?


Polar Bear Club, Tegan & Sara cover Bad Religion

SPIN Magazine and MySpace have announced the release of a Bad Religion tribute album titled, Germs Of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion.

The compilation will feature artists like Canadian indie popsters Tegan & Sara, post-hardcore act Polar Bear Club,  Ted Leo and more and it set for free digital release October 19th via MySpace.

MySpace has a couple of the tracks streaming now, both of which can be heard below. The first is Tegan & Sara covering “Suffer” followed by Polar Bear Club’s rendition of “Better Off Dead.”

Bad Religion are releasing their much anticipated new album, The Dissent of Man, today.

On astute user on MySpace left this rather amusing comment; “No offense to the artists involved, but wouldn’t a better title be: How Could This Album Be Any Worse?: A Tribute to Bad Religion.” From what we’ve heard so far, it’s 50/50. But at least it’s free. We are however, unsure if this talented singer/songwriter will appear on the compilation. She’s better than Tegan AND Sara.

Tegan & Sara – “Suffer”

Polar Bear Club – “Better Off Dead”